Hi, that’s me up there, Iris G. In this article I will explain to you about Affiliate Marketing and how Amazon’s Associate Program actually works. Let’s say you’ve taken your first step towards building an online business and you’ve chosen a niche. A niche is just a fancy word meaning the subject or product you’re going to build your business around. For instance My first website I chose the niche: Laser Hair Removal and Skin Care. Just so you can get an idea; Have A Look Here, at my first website to see what yours could end up looking like when you choose your own ‘Niche’. I encourage you to choose a subject or product you’re already familiar with, that will make writing posts about it a lot easier. You don’t have to of course, the internet is full of information, so if you’d like to venture outside of what you already know; you can just google away and find all the information you need. But for a first timer I strongly recommend you choose a Niche within your knowledge.
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Ok back to why you’re here. You want to know more about Amazon’s Associates Program. This is basically Amazon’s Affiliate Program, but they named it “Associates Program”, I don’t know why either haha. Just so you’ll know it works exactly the same as any other Affiliate Program. Never heard of an Affiliate program than scroll down to the title: “What Even is an Affiliate?”. Or keep reading to get to know more about what the Amazon’s Associate program could do for your business.
Amazon’s Associates Program
Basically you can just copy and past a link from Amazon to your website (from within your Amazon’s Associates Account). When your visitors will click on that link, you will receive a commission off of that sale, without the visitor having to pay any more or less by shopping through your link. That’s the gist of it. But let’s go a little deeper into it so you can make maximum use of this feature. It’s crucial to know Amazon’s Commission Chart before choosing your niche. Of course you can use other Affiliate Programs to offer you a link to a product or service, but for a first timer; Amazon is a easy and free program to get you started. A lot of other programs might make you pay a monthly fee for using their links; Amazon’s Program is totally free:)
So let’s get started with that chart I just told you about, shall we?
Sad little side note: up until 2020, Amazon’s commissions were a lot higher than they are today. So to make at least a 10% commission (which is now their highest reachable commission, you need to know what products fall under that 10%. If you base your website on one of the products in that 10% you will make more money faster instead of just getting pennies on the dollar.
Amazon’s Commission Chart
- Video Games & Video Games Consoles (1% Commission)
- Televisions, Digital Video Games (2% Commission)
- PC, PC Components, DVD & Blu-Ray (2,50% Commission)
- Toys (3% Commission)
- Amazon Fire Tablet Devices, Dash Buttons, Amazon Kindle Devices (4% Commission)
- Physical Books, Health & Personal Care, Sports, Kitchen, Automotive, Baby Products (4,50% Commission)
- Digital Music, Grocery, Physical Music, Handmade, Digital Videos (5% Commission)
- Outdoors, Tools (5,50% Commission)
- Headphones, Beauty, Musical Instruments, Business & Industrial Supplies (6% Commission)
- Apparel, Amazon Element Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV Devices, Jewelry, Luggage, Shoes, Handbags, Accessories, Watches, Amazon Echo Devices (7% Commission)
- Furniture, Home, Home Improvement, Lawn & Garden, Pets Products, Pantry (8% Commission)
- Amazon Fashion Women, Men & Kids Privet Label, Luxury Beauty, Amazon Coins (10% Commission)
- All Other Categories I didn’t mention above (4% Commission)
To see where I got my information from Click Here, it also wil direct you to set up an account for Amazon’s Affiliate Program and will give you all the information you need regarding Commission data and more.
What Even is an Affiliate?
If you’re totally new to this Online Marketing thing like I was, you might find yourself wondering about some of the terms that are used in all those articles and/or online trainings. The official meaning of the term “Affiliate” is: “officially attach or connect (a subsidiary group or a person) to an organization”. That might sound a little unclear so let me try to simplify it; As an Affiliate Marketer you share a link to a product or service (from another company or organization) and in return you get a percentage of the sale you’ve made through that shared link (that percentage is always referred to as “Commission”).
I like to refer to affiliate marketing as; bringing the right kind of product to the right kind of audience. That audience was already looking to buy that product but was doing some research about it before buying it. When you create a blog/website maybe reviewing that particular product or listing it’s benefits etc. You’ve just helped out by answering someone’s questions and now they’re ready to buy, and as they’re already on your website anyways the are likely to click on a link provided by you to go to, let’s say Amazon, and buy that product they were going to buy anyways. You just brought the right kind of audience to the product they were highly likely to buy anyways.
Does that make any sense? haha, I hope it does, and if it didn’t feel free to leave your questions in the comments below, and I will get back to you asap!
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Thank you so much for putting your trust in me to help you get to where you want to be within this Online Marketing World.
X- Iris G.